Key findings

  • Perceptions of economic uncertainty at a three-and-a-half year low and risk appetite among big corporates at a six-year high.
  • Bank borrowing returns as most attractive source of finance – first time since financial crisis.
  • 49% say policies of Mark Carney have contributed to rising confidence.
  • However, 59% of CFOs expect interest rate rise by mid-2015; 23% expect rates to rise in 2014.